'The Kitchn' recently put together a recipe for a festive breakfast casserole that is perfect for Christmas morning. Strata is a traditional brunch dish that consists of layers of bread, eggs and cheese. This recipe offers an unexpected take on the traditionally savory dish by adding bananas and mascarpone cheese.
The recipe for banana strata involves making a sweet breakfast casserole that is reminiscent of bread pudding. The recipe is similar to traditional strata in that the base of the dish consists of bread that has been coated with a mixture of eggs and milk. However, this recipe replaces ham and sharp cheddar cheese with sweet ingredients such as bananas and mascarpone cheese. The festive breakfast casserole is then finished with walnuts and flecks of vanilla bean.
This banana strata certainly provides a sweet way to start Christmas morning.